Home Styling: Expert Interiors Tips
Our Liberty Interiors expert shares her top colour tips for curating and designing your home living spaceRead more
To celebrate the historic collaboration between British interiors icons Farrow & Ball and Liberty, our own Head of Design for Interiors Genevieve Bennett shares her expert insight into creating a strong home scheme to dazzle through décor – from considering the movement of sunlight throughout the day, to coordinating print sizes to complement your space.
Tip 1: Create A Focal Point
“Start with a pattern or fabric you love, and build a scheme around it. I love using the fabrics in our collection in combination with plain coloured fabrics and paint – it gives space to the pattern, allowing it to breathe and sing.”
“One tip to create a truly individual room is to choose a small colour detail in your fabric and use this as the inspiration for solid fields of complementary paint colour. It helps provide a perfect background for the fabrics which is surprising, liveable and unique.”
Tip 2: Check the Light
“Before deciding on a paint or fabric, check the swatch throughout the day in different light conditions. We forget that a room can change through the course of the day depending on the movement and shifting light quality (with many of us only seeing a room at the end and start of the day if working outside the home).”
“One of Liberty’s most iconic patterns, Hera has been reinterpreted into a beautiful matte and shine jacquard inspired by silk pyjamas sold in the Liberty store. I love the subtlety and surface contrast here – imagining how the sunlight would hit the room throughout the day, showing the beautiful texture in the weave and bringing out the warm hues in Farrow & Ball’s Chemise No.216.”
Tip 3: Coordinate Pattern Scales
“I love to mix pattern scales with my choice of fabrics in a room. Selecting a bold large-scale design and offsetting against a much small-scale fabric can be a nice way to balance and create beautiful coherent schemes. Using the paint colour to bring together the fabrics and find a common colour which sits in both fabrics can help.”Shop Farrow & Ball
Tip 4: Offset Your Hero With Colour
“Select a hero pattern and offset it with solid fields of colour and even bold graphic paint effects in complementary colours. I love how the colour-blocked walls in this image makes the Regency Tulip velvet (which was originally created in the 1930s) look so contemporary and fresh.”Shop Farrow & Ball
The full paint collection is available to purchase in Farrow & Ball showrooms, selected stockists, and at farrow-ball.com. Liberty Interiors fabrics and Farrow & Ball sample pots are available to purchase from libertylondon.com.